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Migration and integration
Migration and integration belong to the burning topics in Europe. More and more people are being affected, and the challenges to integrate immigrants is constantly growing.
Multilingualism is a key element in European Integration
The civil society platform form the promotion of multilingualism held its latest General Assembly in the end of June 2012 in Brussels with a renewed spirit to continue its efforts to promote multilingualism in Europe as one of the key elements to foster European Integration and contributing to the p...
Making integration a win-win situation
EU citizens and migrants alike agree that integration requires language skills, employment, respect for the local culture and an unambiguous legal status.
Migrants to the EU bring with them not only diversity, but also the potential to make a valuable contribution to economic growth and stability....
INFONET theme: Integration of migrants
The latest newsletter from InfoNet deals with the integration of migrants in Europe.
Glossaire Intégration et égalité des chances
L'intégration et l'égalité des chances sont au coeur des préoccupations de nos sociétés en Europe.
The Right to Education in the Context of Migration and Integration
November 15-16 2007, Bonn, Germany The Right to Education in the Context of Migration and Integration
The Handbook on Integration for Policy Makers and Practitioners (1st edition) has been translated into another 15 languages.
Norway: Integration of refugees through training in basic skills
Norway launched an integration programme in 2004, which is
compulsory for all refugees. The programme focuses on integration
through basic skills training. The programme has had about 10,000
participants during the two years and is reported to be very successful.
INTI - Integration of third country nationals
INTI is a European Union (EU) funding programme for preparatory actions promoting the integration in the EU member states of people who are not citizens of the EU.
Final conference of the EU-Project "HATTRICK: Football-learning-Integration"
Future aspects in working with young migrants "TriBühne" Lehen, Salzburg/Austria, November 8th 2011
Order the DVD Professionals Experience Integration in Turkey
This is the page to order a copy of the DVD "Professionals Experience Integration in Turkey"
Education, Counselling and Social Work as Factors which play a role in the Integration Process of Immigrants and Refugee
A conference of the International Sociological Association (ISA) will take place in the College of Education, University of Warsaw from the 5 until the 7 June 2004. It is based on the issue " Education, Counselling and Social Work as Factors which play a role in the Integration Process of Immigrants...
The integration of non-formal adult learning in National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs)
EAEA / NVL Conference 2010
The integration of non-formal adult learning in National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs)
25 / 26 November 2010
Brussels, Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Civil Society prize 2011 on Dialogue and participation fostering EU values: integration, diversity, solidarity and toler
The European Economic and Social Committee has launched its 2011 Civil Society Prize
Promoting health and integration from the stage
A Minister of Life Style is rapping. A parent of double standards is preaching to his child. And a futurologist is obsessed with prehistoric time. These are some of the odd characters on stage when theatre, adult education and health issues get together.
Open discussion The European way to integration: intercultural dialogue and mutual respect
November 22, 2008, Brussels, Belgium
Contact Seminar: Languages for integration
Agios Nikolaos, Crete, GREECE
May 18- 22 2005
Implications of Education for National Identity and Integration
Despite the growing interdependence among European nations today, the need to integrate populations and foster strong national identities remains as vital a challenge as ever for European education.
Adult Learning and Education and the Integration of Migrants - The Need for a European Strategy
What makes a good team, what makes a bad team? What is my style of leadership? How can I increase motivation towards the players? Ever heard of Bafa´ Ball? Ever thought about how a wooden man can be connected to team work or football?
Functional basic education of adult Roma
The project "Functional Basic Education of Adult Roma" in Serbia improved social integration of Roma via their inclusion into the system of education and an increase of employability.
Business to get involved in entrepreneurship education?
on entrepreneurship education recommends the integration of entrepreneurs
and professionals into higher-education curricula design and delivery.
EESC prize for organised civil society
identity as an essential cultural element for European integration
Decent preparation, guidance during and reintegration after training stays abroad are the subject of a recommendation on the European Quality Charter for Mobility adopted by the Education and Culture Council.
Thirty years of European cooperation in education
EU integration goes beyond the economy, agriculture and the single currency. Thirty years ago education and training entered the European stage, paving the way for well-known programmes such as Erasmus or later Socrates and Leonardo da Vinci. The Council of Education Ministers meeting today will mar...
Adult Education and migrants
If you are working with migrant students the IMES project "New educational methods for an integration of migrants in the European Society" might provide you with useful resources.
Governance and Education
Governance and Education for Sustainable Development and European Integration
27-29 January 2005, Graz, University of Graz, Austria
The European Studies Programme
The European Studies course seeks to provide students with a broad-based understanding of European history and civilization and twentieth century European society, politics, institutions, and culture. The major areas of study include European political history, intercultural communication, the integ...
Turkey - our close neighbourhood
The IIZ/DVV and the Turkish Ministry of Education organised a seminar entitled Adult Education in Turkey and in Europe - Integration Through Lifelong Learning in Istanbul on 25-28 February 2004 for 30 participants such as teachers and directors of Adult Education Centres in Turkey. The key lectures ...
ICAE Virtual Seminar in Preparation for CONFINTEA VI
Welcome to the ICAE Virtual Seminar that will be held from April 21 to May 9 as part of the preparatory process towards CONFINTEA VI.
Vad är EAEA?
In many European countries lack of literacy
competencies (functional illiteracy) leads to a higher risk of poverty and hinders the integration into
the labour market.
Intergation of disabled people
The Project "Learning Lab for Integration" deals with different aspects of integration of disabled people into society.
Educators raher than victims
For almost 100 years the Danish speaking people living south of the border to Germany were depicted and treated as victims to pity. Now the Danish voluntary association, established to help the Danish minority is making a complete U-turn. They want the rest of Denmark to see the minority as role mod...
Grundtvig 2008 winners
Out of a total of 28 nominated projects, the Grundtvig jury selected two as winners: Professionals Experience Integration in Turkey and Education for Non-discrimination focusing on Issues of Race and Ethnicity.
Golden stars to active European pupils
10 projects have been selected to each receive a Golden Star, a recognition of the active participation and the citizen-centred efforts, demonstrated in such diverse projects as those seeking to accommodate the intercultural dialogue between different peoples or others that offer learning opportunit...
New Programme: Europe for Citizens 2007-2013
This programme supports a wide range of activities and organisations promoting "active European citizenship", especially the involvement of citizens and civil society organisations in the process of European integration.
Implementing Lifelong Learning Universities through staff training and development
In order to support staff development activities in University Lifelong Learning (ULL), there is now an online training pack for managers and trainers in higher education available. The pack has been developed by the IMPLEMENT project.
Poliglotti4.eu final conference: Cultural change towards multilingualism is needed
The final conference of the Poliglotti4.eu project highlighted Europe´s linguistic wealth and emphasized the outcome of project achievements. It put the spot on the multilingual practices in European society. The conference aimed also at raising the voice of Europeans who live and work in multiling...
Lifelong Learning Programme - 2013 call for proposals published
The European Commission has published the general call for proposals for 2013 for participation in the final year of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). Through LLP people of all ages are able to gain experience through studies, learning or training abroad.
European Anti-Poverty Network calls for EU Social Investment Pact
11 June 2012 - The 23rd General Assembly of the European Anto-Poverty Network (EAPN) delivered a strong message to EU Institutions and
National Governments to say that ‘Austerity´ is not working
and that it is driving people further into poverty and making the ‘poor´ pay
Welcome to the Projects section
International Organization for Migration (IOM) Vienna
IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an intergovernmental body, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encoura...
Dafni Kentro Epaggelmatikis Katartisis DAFNI KEK (Greece)
DAFNI KEK basically plans and implements actions and learning activities targeting to social disadvantaged population and groups at risk ( unemployed , single mothers, rural habitants, migrants and Roma ) responding to the Official Calls either in National and European Level or in local area by orga...
What is this project all about?
Sweden: Folk High Schools and Youth Unemployment
What can non-formal adult education do about youth unemployment? There seems to be a role for folk high schools, according to this report.
Winner 2011 in the Out of Europe category
The winner of the Out of Europe 2011 Grundtvig Award goes to "English-as-a-Second Language Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP)" from British Columbia, Canada
Niamh O'Reilly, Ireland
Adults in Formal Education: lifelong learning in practice
The European Commission has just presented a new report analysing how
different countries in Europe support under-qualified adult learners in
their efforts to aim for further qualifications at higher levels.
"Due to the existence of the project women have a freedom to speak"
Developing Capacity for Establishing Lifelong Learning Systems
Pilot Workshop on Developing Capacity for Establishing Lifelong Learning Systems in UNESCO Member States
Leonardo da Vinci programme: 15 years of EU support for vocational education and training
EU is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its Leonardo da Vinci
programme, which helps to fund thousands of vocational education and
training courses across Europe.
A changing landscape of Adult Educaton in Europe
The traditional providers of adult education and learning in Europe
are stepping back - the contemporary European scene is overwhelmed by a
new type of providers, evading the scientific examination and making
us think about providers in a completely new way, using new criteria
Feel like a migrant - a new approach in teaching
Issues of lifelong learning are not limited to the adult learner´s
perspective. Teachers, trainers and other educational staff working very
close to migrants in their everyday working life are often not provided
with multicultural competences or a teaching concept that takes into
European Youth Forum responds to Youth on the Move
The European Youth Forum welcomes the initiative of "Youth on the Move". In times of crisis, it is especially important to tackle the current situation of youth unemployment.
Migrants and lifelong learning in Germany
Migrants as lifelong learners is an untapped potential in Germany. The task is huge, but has a lot of potential benefits.
All Grundtvig Award Winners
All the EAEA Grundtvig Award Winners collected on one page
Adult Education Centres
CENTROS DE EDUCACIÓN DE ADULTOS Spain
The need to address social exclusion through education
Open letter from EESC President Mario SEPI to Commissioner ANDOR: we need to address social exclusion through education
Learners first in Holland
"Our students are unique", Joke states enthusiastically. She has been working for over 15 years as teacher and counsellor to adult education students at the ROC (Regional Education Centre) in Harderwijk, the Netherlands. "For every new student, the challenge is to face a new round in learning."
Denmark: Sustainable development in adult education
A new inspiration paper aims at helping general adult education in Denmark to integrate sustainable development into different subjects.
EAEA Submission to the consultation on financial regulations
EAEA Statement on EU2020
Italy: The Problem of Poverty as a Restriction on Access to Training and Employment
In Italy, social problems have always been more easily visible in certain areas in the south of the country, with reference to highly differentiated target groups of people. The paradox - not just in Italy - is that poverty fails to encourage participation in the world of training and employment. Wh...
Norwegian tendencies in adult education
The purpose of this article is to paint a picture of the adult education landscape of Norway today, and in the same time try to point out some challenges for the future.
CONFINTEA VI is here
For four days from 1 to 4 December 2009, the Brazilian city of Belém will become the world capital of adult learning, bringing together ministers of education from over 100 countries, civil society organizations, providers, experts and learners.
From literacy and youth and adult basic education to lifelong learning
THE EAEA AWARD FOR ADULT LEARNING
(Grundtvig Award) 2010
The other side of Serbia
... through the power of informal learning. The 26th Summer Universiade in Belgrade (Serbia) proved that it is possible! 10,000 student athletes from some 150 countries around the world saw another side of Serbia, different from the one commonly represented by the media over the past two decades and...
Poverty Reduction through Active Adult Learning
Within the programme of the European Commission "Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development Actions in partner countries - ARMENIA" the new project "Poverty Reduction through Active Adult Learning - Pilot Project in Tavush Marz (PROACTIVE)" has been launched.
A challenge for adult education: human rights education for the police
In their sensitive field of work, the police are confronted daily with human rights issues. As an institution, the police are required to make an active contribution towards protecting human rights and dignity. This is a chance for particularly well-qualified supporters of adult education from outsi...
Human rights: Thai-soup for Roma under the Sava Bridge?
As one of the most endangered groups in Serbia, Roma are subject of numerous projects and activities of national and international organizations, especially in the area of education. Are these projects really suitable are adequate for Roma, how useful and sustainable they are - the article gives a c...
Schools in Europe achieve creativity and innovation through eTwinning online projects
eTwinning is an EU initiative to encourage schools to network with each other over the internet. With around 50,000 registered users across Europe, increasing numbers of teachers in Europe have proven that they are finding new ways to develop and innovate teaching and learning.
EAEA Statement on Migration and Mobility: challenges and opportunities for EU education systems.
A summary of the synthesis report on adult learning and education in the Arab States
The CONFINTEA Regional Preparatory Conference in the Arab Region, in Tunis, from January 5-7, 2009.
Caroline Succar Slaiby, from Lebanon, a member of the Gender and Education Office of ICAE and a graduate from ICAE...
An ageing Europe at work
The second European Forum on Demography: Better Societies for Families and Older People took place in Brussels on 24th and 25th November 2008.
V International Conference on Multimedia and ICT in Education
V International Conference on Multimedia and ICT in Education (m-ICTE2009), Lisbon (Portugal), 22-24 April 2009
Esther Garcia Sanz
New Perspectives for Intercultural Dialogue in Europe
Over 600 participants from across Europe and beyond gathers in Paris to evaluate the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 in a closing conference entitled "New Perspectives for Intercultural Dialogue in Europe".
Putting Europe high on the global map of science and technology
The European Commission has called on
governments to jointly develop a strategy for international cooperation in
science and technology. It has proposed a strategic framework for jointly
strengthening science and technology cooperation with non-EU countries, notably
in the field of Information and C...
EAEA Statement on Intercultural Learning
A project review for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue
In the "European Year of Intercultural Dialogue" the results of the research project "Gesellschaft gemeinsam gestalten - Islamische Vereinigungen als Partner in Baden-Württemberg" (Shaping society together - Islamic organisations as partners in Baden-Württemberg), at the Academy of the Diocese of Ro...
Lifelong learning: an active policy for the re-employment of the over-45s
Recognising the value of the over-45s and getting them back into work is becoming increasingly important all over Europe. Training alone is not enough; it must be integrated with other policies and tailored to meet the needs of the worker, and the real demands of the job market. The Italian project ...
The Grundtvig Award 2008 is for projects within intercultural learning.
EU and Ukraine
On the occasion of his official visit to Ukraine, the European Commissioner in charge of Education, Training, Culture and Youth, Ján Figel', presented themes for future cooperation between the EU and Ukraine in the areas of education, culture, youth and sport.
Language richness potential still unfulfilled
Ever consider learning Bulgarian? What about Maltese or Irish? When it comes to languages, the EU offers plenty of choice: 23 official languages and more than 60 others widely used.
Languages as a key to Intercultural Dialogue
On 14 and 15 October the Frankfurt Book Fair will host a conference on multilingualism, literacy and intercultural dialogue. The event will be co-organized by the European Commission (Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Multilingualism Policy Unit), and Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campai...
7th Framework programme: SICA Collaborative Projects
CAPACITIES SPECIFIC PROGRAMMESCIENCE IN SOCIETYTopic SiS-2009-188.8.131.52 International dimension of research on science education
SICA Collaborative Projects (small or medium-scale focused projects)*
Communication on Multilingualism: Summary
The Communication entitled Multilingualism: an asset for Europe and a shared commitment builds on the progress of earlier years and aims to achieve a qualitative shift by presenting a more comprehensive policy, going beyond education to address languages in the wider context set by the EU Agenda for...
Dr Katarina Popovic, Serbia
Elected 2008reelected 2011
Ingrida Mikisko (Latvia)
Mr Levan Kvatchadze (Georgia)
Resigned in 2010
Sue Waddington (England and Wales)
Uwe Gartenschlaeger, Germany
Svenskt förslag om europeiskt kunskapslyft
- För att nå EU:s kunskapsmål behövs ett brett europeiskt kunskapslyft av svensk modell. Det hävdar Folkbildningsförbundet, studieförbundens intresseorganisation i Sverige.- Det icke formella lärandet måste stärkas i Europa, med en bred satsning på prioriterade grupper, säger förbundets generalsekre...
Swedish proposal for a Europe-wide skills promotion
"We are going to need a Europe-wide skills promotion initiative on the Swedish model if we are going to meet the EU´s skills target" claims the Folkbildningsförbundet, (Swedish National Federation of Study Associations), which is the umbrella organisation for study associations in Sweden."Non-...
Education youth and culture council meeting embraces the Action plan on Adult LEadning
Adult learning - Council conclusionsThe Council adopted the following conclusions:
Grundtvig - täydennyskoulutusapurahojen hakuaika päättyy 30.6.2008
Muistuttelen jälleen lähestyvästä Grundtvig -täydennyskoulutusapurahojen hakuajasta, joka päättyy 30.6.2008.
Ireland: Adult Learning Organisation supports Intercultural Education Strategy
Speaking about Intercultural Awareness Week which has been running from April 7th to 14th, today AONTAS Director Berni Brady supported calls from anti-racism groups for a comprehensive national intercultural education strategy, which would accommodate diversity at all levels within the Irish educati...
Civil Society at the Heart of the EU's Enlargement Agenda
Speech by Olli Rehn EU Commissioner for Enlargement Conference on Civil Society Development in Southeast Europe Building Europe TogetherBrussels, 17 April 2008
der Agentur für Erwachsenen und Weiterbildung
European Institutions and Civil Society in Brussels participate in an event marking International Roma Day
On April 8th, about hundred participants representing EU institutions and European civil society attended a conference in the European Parliament dedicated to the International Roma Day.
Intercultural Cities Conference
St Georges Hall, Liverpool
European conference `Role of sport in Europe - Future challenges and strategies`
With this special edition of the ENSSEE's newsletter we would like to inform you and all interested persons about the current progress of the European conference entitled `Role of sport in Europe - Future challenges and strategies`.
The Grundtvig Award 2008 is for projects within intercultural learning.
Sport neglected as tool to promote intercultural dialogue
The lack of involvement of the EU sport sector in the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 is a missed opportunity, argues the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA).
EU Sports Ministers and National Olympic Committee Presidents adopt Joint Declaration
The Sports Ministers and Presidents of the National Olympic Committees
(NOCs) of the EU Member States and the countries of the Western
Balkans, the President of the European Olympic Committee (EOC) and the
representatives of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic
Committees adopted today, 1...
ASSIMILATION OF NEWCOMERS
INBURGERING NIEUWKOMERS The Netherlands
INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE ADULT EDUCATION SYSTEM
INSTITUTIONALISIERUNG DES ERWACHSENENBILDUNGSSYSTEMS Austria
METHODOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING
PAID EDUCATIONAL LEAVE
SELBSTGESTEUERTES LERNEN Germany
Sweden gets a Muslim study association
The Muslim study organisation, Ibn Rushd has been approved as a study association entitled to state funding in Sweden. After a trial period, Ibn Rushd has joined the Swedish adult education family, which now consists of nine study associations receiving financial support from the state and local aut...
TERRITORIAL / LOCAL MODEL (INTEGRATED)
THE NATIONAL TRAINING FUND
European Year of Intercultural Dialogue: First Brussels Debate starts with integrating conversations
On 5 March, the first of seven Brussels Debates was held in the Residence Palace in Brussels in the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The topic, the "Impact of Migration on Intercultural Dialogue" provoked a lively debate, with interventions from special guests Franco Frattin...
Below is a special edition of the NEXUS newsletter, outlining the coming CONFINTEA VI
Brussels Debates to shape future EU strategy for intercultural dialogue
In the framework of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008, the European Commission, in partnership with civil society stakeholders, is hosting a series of seven thematic "Brussels Debates" throughout 2008.
Enlargement of the EU - long version
The European Union (EU) was created by six founding states in 1957 (following the earlier establishment by the same six states of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952) and has grown to 27 member states. There have been five enlargements, with the largest occurring on May 1, 2004, when 10 ne...
Lisbon 2010 - long version
The Union must become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion (European Council, Lisbon, March 2000).
Why and where do languages matter? Towards a comprehensive strategy for multilingualism
Speech by Leonard Orban -Commissioner responsible for multilingualism at the Ministerial Conference on "Promoting Multilingualism: a shared commitment"
European societies are becoming more mobile and ethnically diverse. This emerging cultural diversity of the European population has implications on the education sector, in particular for Adult Education.
The European Union in International Affairs
April 24- 26, 2008Brussels
EAEA Statement on Equal Opportunities for all
Year of Intercultural Dialogue opened in Hungary
The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 in Hungary was launched on January 10th, in the Glass Hall of Művészetek Palotája. The thematic year of 2008 was launched by Bogyay Katalin, international under-secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture. At the event, the national ambass...
Broad majority for action programme on lifelong learning
Having regard to demographic change in the European Union, the importance of adult education will continue to increase. This was pointed out today in Strasbourg by Doris Pack MEP, Rapporteur of the action programme on 'Lifelong Learning'.
A personal adoptive language promotes multilingualism
The Group of Intellectuals set up to advise the Commission on the contribution of multilingualism to Intercultural Dialogue delivered its report, entitled 'A rewarding challenge', to Commissioner Orban today.
Commission launches new system of Consumer Investigations
EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva today announced the launch of the new "Consumer Market Watch" process which investigates how markets in various sectors of the economy perform from a consumer perspective.
Year of Intercultural Dialogue a boon to Ireland
Ireland will flourish in the years to come due to migration, the country´s President, Mary McAleese, said last week in Dublin when the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue was launched.
Europe for Citizens-programme 2007-2013
The Citizenship team of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) manages the implementation of the "Europe for Citizens" programme 2007-2013.
Global Approach to Migration
During the last decade, the need for a common, global immigration policy has been widely recognised and encouraged by the European Commission and the EU's Member States. Working with third countries is a key element of the EU's common approach, which has been defined and developed In accordance with...
Together in diversity
The European Commission tries to kick-start the thematic year of 2008 on intercultural dialogue. The track record of these thematic year is very uneven, with several of them disappearing into oblivion and/or launched very late in the year.
Grundtvig Award Winner 2007
EU and sustainable development
This year's Global Jean Monnet Conference is to be held in Brussels on 5-6 November. It will address "The European Union and Sustainable Development". Organised under the auspices of the Education and Culture Directorate General, it will bring together 450 top academics, policy makers and representa...
Sweden and gender equality
The Swedish formal adult education has seen their state support levels reduced by the new conservative government in spite of election promises to spend on education.
Commission adopts Action Plan on Adult Learning
The European Commission has adopted a Communication in support of the Action Plan on Adult Learning.
DEMOS-process: dialogue, involvement and active participation
The DEMOS process began in 2005 inspired by the Nordic Power and Democracy studies carried out in recent years. It involves non-formal adult education organisations as well as research and has the ambition to develop and disseminate debate, practice and methods on developing analysis on democracy an...
Adult Education and Gender Issues in Serbia
Social and political changes in Serbia, as well as economic transition, are having a huge impact on the role and position of women in the society. Women are the biggest "losers" in the new model of society and economy and this is even more extreme if they belong to one of the (additionally) marginal...
European Project Planning training course
Edition 10: 15th - 19th May 2007
Edition 11: 5th - 9th June 2007
Edition 12: 26th - 30th June 2007
Edition 13: 25th - 29th September 2007
Edition 14: 9th - 13th October 2007
Speech of Janos sz Toth
Speech of Ms Schaldemose MEP
Language experts push multilingualism to promote ‘indentity´
A British Council seminar on multilingualism brought together
policymakers, practitioners, academics and business managers from
across Europe, to formulate a "clear and convincing case for
Adult Learners Week 2007 in Russia
"Adult Learners Week" was initiated in Great Britain in 1992. It was supported at the CONFINTEA V in Hamburg in 1997 as constructive and mobilizing people to continue education. At present, more than 60 countries carry out this week annually.
Much more in English about Danish Adult Education Association
The DAEA has expanded their English language website.
European Qualification Framework - National Qualification Framework
EAEA has for a long time been involved in valuing learning issues, and is now monitoring the EQF and NQF processes. EQF was introduced in 2005 and is now in the process of beeing implemented nationally, through the so called NQF.
In 2010 EAEA and NVL organized a large European conference on NQF
Romania: Who dares to hope?
A large part of the Romanian population doubted that their country would finally be accepted into the European Union until the very last minute.
EU 50th anniversary - new site now online
The 25th of March 2007 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which established what the European Union is today.
Rethinking Citizenship Education in European Migration Societies
The countries in today´s Europe have become migration societies, characterised not only by ethnical, religious and cultural diversity but also by complex and manifold traditions of national cultures and national societies.
European Year 2007: Equal Opportunities For All
From today, the EU numbers 27 countries, with around 490 million male and female inhabitants. The majority of individuals within this group of nations are Christian, Muslim, Jewish or Non-Denominational. All of them should be offered the same opportunities and should receive education, employment an...
Erasmus @ 20: the Commission launches the celebrations for the anniversary of its flagship education programme
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Ján Figel, Commissioner in charge of Education & Training, today hailed the ERASMUS programme for its leading role as a driver for modernising Europe´s higher education systems. They called for this role to be further reinforced as t...
Learning Regions - Learning Cities
Ninth International LLinE Conference
January 18-20, 2007
University of Lapland,
European Commission's Position on Future of Constitution is getting clearer
Communication Commissioner Margot Wallström on Wednesday reiterated the European Commission position on the Future of the Constitution. She emphasised that "the political substance of the Constitutional Treaty should be preserved as much as possible" and clearly rejected the idea of shortening the t...
Learning Organisations in the 21st Century
Refining and Reshaping an Essential Strategy
A strategy for changing the situation of Adult Education in the period of transition
written by Dr. Zoran Jelenc, Slovene
Adult Education Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Adult Education and the challenge of modernization in the Arab world: an overview
written by Albert
Kudsi-Zadeh, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada
Adult Education in a multi-cultural society: the Australian case
written by Colin Hollis, MP, Australia
Adult education in Lithuania three years from the beginning of its reform
written by Edmundas Normantas, Ministry of Culture and Education, Lithuania
The Unesco Institute for Education
written by Bernd Sandhaas, Unesco Institute for Education, Hamburg
University Adult Education in England and Wales: the end of a tradition?
written by Dr. G.P. Thomas, University of Oxford, UK
1. Ethnic Minorities in Mexico
2. Where does adult education fit in?
Adult Education Programmes and the Minorities in South Asia with Special Focus on Nepal
written by Dr. Shambu P. Dhungana, president of NGO Forum Nepal
Ethnic minorities adult education: a space for identity and participation
written by Enrique Pieck, Mexico, 1994
Learning languages and socialization in a foreign culture of learning
written by Per Inge Båtnes
The role of ethnic and linguistic minorities in the adult education in the Republic of Lithuania
written by Severinas
of Regional Problems and National Minorities. Lithuania
Fragmented minds ─ Fragmented environmental education
written by Risto Willamo, University of Helsinki
Nordic Democracy - Fact or Fancy
written by Tarja Halonen
Transcending Europe´s Borders - The EU and Its Neighbours
August 2-4, 2007, Berlin, Germany
The new educational programmes 2007-2013
On October 25, the European Parliament adopted the Commission´s proposals for this new action programme in the field of education and training. After long negotations and many turns the programme finally seems ready to roll.
Evaluation and conclusion
A period of development, 1971-1981
Extension of scale, 1991-1998
Helmuth Dolff: Emerge, Consolidation and Professionalism of International Co-operation in Adult Education
Horn, Secretary, Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult
Education Association, DVV
The European Bureau of Adult Education: A Mirror of Incipient and Continuing European Unification
Toiviainen, Secretary of the Association of Finnish Adult Education
Organisations, Secretary of the EAEA Office for Information and Documentation
GR2 Contact seminar on inclusion
The recent reports on social inclusion from the EU-15 Member States
and four of the new Member States1 confirm that poverty and social exclusion continue to be serious challenges across
the European Union. While the reports note progress in several fields, there is
little evidence given of any sign...
Frankfurt Book Fair launches education drive
Literacy campaigns, learning in schools and careers training for the industry are at the heart of the new key focus, "Education for the Future".
MEPs allocate €308 billion to new Cohesion Policy (2007-2013)
The European Parliament adopted on 4 July the new Structural
Funds package: €308 billion -35.7% of the total EU budget will be allocated
to Cohesion Policy in the coming years (2007-2013).
Tender on Non-formal learning inventory
Call for tender (open procedure) EAC 42/06 - European Inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning; update and further developmentDeadline: 4 September 2006
The Commission, as ever trying to identify the roots of the current constitutional crisis, has come up with yet another approach, a Citizens' agenda for Europe" identyfying "delivery failures" as the main cause of EU's "legitimacy crisis".
Regional and Minority Languages in Education Systems
Thursday 27 & Friday 28 April 2006
Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education
June 28 - July 1, 2006 Maastricht, The Netherlands
As a consequence of rapid change in higher education, universities are finding themselves increasingly engaged in competition for both students and staff.
Future Workshops for Europe
The Bavarian Adult Education Association is organising a meeting of European Experts in Passau, Germany. EAEA president Janos Toth will deliver the keynote speech on: policy on lifelong and life wide learning by 2010.
Democracy and the EU
Conference at the European Parliament
Brussels, March 23-24
Mediation in Israel can Build Cross-Cultural Empathy
By Dr. David Silvera, Mediator
Austria on education
Austria has declared the following intentions in the area of Education for its EU presidency term:
Migration - cultural blend versus social explosive
49th Salzburg Talks
for Principals in Adult Education
July 9-13 2006
"He who learns but does not think is lost.
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger."
(Lunyu 2.15) Confucius
Lifelong learning conference in China 2006
Proposal for a joint conference and study tour on adult education and lifelong learning in China, 2006
GR3: ICT as an Instrument for Foreign Language Teaching
"ICT as an instrument for foreign language teaching: methodologies and practical application"
GR3:Women crossing Borders
NEW DATES! (Changed March 7)
Sofia, Bulgaria, May 20-23 2006
Heeze, the Netherlands, June 8-11 2006
France faces attitude change in education
LLinE reports on a necessity for a shift in attituted in the French educational system.
"QualiFLY": European Project on the Quality in Family Literacy
The UNESCO Institute for Education is coordinating a learning partnership on the topic of Family Literacy.
Time for a recap? EU programmes after 2007
What is the fuss all about? The Commission has proposed a framework for the new Educational programmes 2007-2013. The proposal is now in its consultation phase, which is a lenghty affair. Perhaps it is time to have a look at what was originally proposed.
CFP: Active Citizenship
Deadline: November 30
Promotion of Active European Citizenship - Support to non-governmental organisations, associations and federations of European interest
EUROFORUM ON VOLUNTEERING: "Shared challenges in the EU-25"
November, 3-4, 2005, Valencia, Spain
CEV and the Foundation for Solidarity and Voluntary Work of the Valencian Community (FSVCV) are pleased to invite you to the " Euroforum on volunteering".
Unesco regional meeting on Literacy
About 150 participants from 38 countries attended the European Regional Meeting on Literacy held 2-5 April, 2005 in Lyon, France in the framework of the UN Literacy Decade (2003-2012).
Lifelong Learning and Migration: Historical and contemporary perspectives
International Conference on the History of Adult Education
Helsinki, Finland, 8-11 September 2005
The National Educational Program for Educators in Greece
The majority of the 14.000 educators teaching in vocational training programs for both unemployed and employed people do not possess the necessary qualifications. In order to resolve this situation, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security has initiated the realization of a, unique to Greece...
Priorities of the Luxenbourg Presidency
Her Excellency Mrs Martine Schommer, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the European Union, addressed an EPC Breakfast Policy Briefing on "Priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency." The briefing was chaired by EPC Founding Chairman, Stanley Crossick. A question and answer session followed....
"The European Union and Emerging World Orders: Perceptions and Strategies"
Brussels , 30 November - 1 December 2004
European Commission - DG EAC/Jean Monnet Project
Charlemagne Building Rooms S3 and S1
List of winner and candidates
Grundtvig Award 2004
Theme: Basic Skills / Key Competences
(key competencies for living and participating in society)
Barroso withdraws new commission suggestion
José Manuel BARROSOPresident-Designate of the European CommissionSpeech to the European ParliamentEuropean Parliament Plenary SessionStrasbourg, 27 October 2004
Funding for valorisation of project results
ValorisationDissemination and exploitation of innovative projects results"Valorisation" can be described as a process of exploiting project learning and outcomes (training products and processes, methodology, course materials etc) with a view to optimising their value and impact in existing and new ...
CFP: Socrates Accompanying measures
Latest news - Deadline extended!
Reference: EU0010000070European Commission DG Education and Culture
Socrates - Accompanying MeasuresDeadline: 1 October 2004
AEGEE educational proposal on blended learning
On the 26th of May, at the venue of the European Parliament and under the patronage of Mrs Lissy Groener, European Students´ Forum AEGEE organised a seminar entitled "Views on New Generation of Community Education and Training Programmes after 2006". AEGEE took the opportunity to present ...
Strategic development programme of the Hungarian Folk High School Society
The present programme proposal does not invalidate any of the previous HFHSS documents, for it is based on the experience thereof and is effective together with those documents.
The Power of Learning - Mission Statement of the Hungarian Folk High School Society
"Promoting social inclusion" - Best practices seminar
The objective of the seminar is to take stock of the innovative initiatives carried out in the 25 countries of the European Union, highlight the added value provided by European financing and facilitate the exchange of experiences with a view to finding innovative solutions.
Calls for proposals - eLearning Initiative
"eLearning call for proposals DG EAC 26/04"
Deadline: June 28 2004
EAEA to offer ICT training
SEPT 13 2004 - LATEST NEWS - COURSE CANCELLED DUE TO TOO FEW PARTICIPANTS!
Making sense of ICT-an EAEA Grundtvig 3 course
Time: 10-14 October Location: Lake Balaton, HungaryCourse fee: 500Accommodation: 600Cancellation fee: 200Number of participants: Max 25Lecturers: Mr. Johanni Larjanko, EAE...
Hearing of Mrs Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE, Commissioner nominated by Lithuania
Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE, a former diplomat and currently finance minister of Lithuania, was the chief negotiator of the free trade agreement between her country and the EU, as well as deputy head of the Lithuanian delegation for the accession negotiations. The next step in her career will doubtless be th...
Objective 2.1/2.3 List of Required Reading and useful references
Learning's not a crime
Education and Training for Offenders and ex-offenders in the community - A NIACE policy discussion paper
Common European principles for validation of non-formal and informal learning
This note presents a set of common European principles for validation of non-formal and informal learning. It is a final draft proposal dated Feb 19, 2004
Adult education in Greece
In the past twenty years adult education activities have expanded greatly in most European countries, through a wide range of institutions. At the same time, certain -often conflicting- trends regarding the aims and teaching methods of training programs have become apparent. Since the mid-1990s the ...
Part Of The Chain
Non-Formal Education In The Netherlands. One of the purposes of this Policy Pocument is to encourage re-considering of the local and national policy in the field of broad-based adult education, in which the creation of conditions for effective co-operation between formal and informal education is an...
Half a Century at the Service of Further Education
Half a Century at the Service of Further Education . The German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband - DVV) turns 50 on 17 June 2003
Communication on Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality
On 21 November 2001, the European Commission adopted a Communication on Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality.
Here you have easy access to the end products of the project.
EAEA: s uppdrag
EAEA (den Europeiska organisationen för vuxentbildning) är en europeisk icke-statlig organisation med 127 medlemsorganisationer från 43 länder som arbetar inom området för vuxnas lärande och representerar mer än 50 miljoner kvinnliga och manliga studerande över hela Europa.
IZKS - Austria
International Centre for Cultures and Languages (IZKS)
Latvian Adult Education Association (LAEA) - Latvia
NILE partners´ countries
Odyssee Social Development (Odyssee) - The Netherlands
Policy Dialogue: Mobility, growth and jobs - the multilingual challenge of the Single Market
5 December 2012 15:30 - 17:30, Brussels, Belgium
Selected other countries in Europe
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